Hydroxyethyl cellulose (HEC) is a non-ionic, water-soluble polymer, white or light-yellow odorless powder. It can be dissolved in both cold and hot water and the dissolution rate increases with the increase of temperature. It has good PH stability, and the viscosity changes little in the ph2-12 range. Hydroxyethylcellulose has higher salt-resistance and hygroscopicity and has stronger hydrophilic and water retention. HEC aqueous solution has surface activity, high viscosity hydroxyethyl cellulose powder also has a high degree of pseudoelasticity.
|Appearance||White to yellowish flowing powder|
|Molar Degree of Substitution(M.S)||1.8-3.0|
|Insoluble Matter in Water(％)||≤0.5|
|Viscosity(mpa.s) 2％, 25℃||5－150000|
Hydroxyethyl cellulose, as a non-ionic water-soluble cellulose ether product, is widely used in architectural coatings, petroleum, paper and ink, fabric, ceramics, construction, and other industries.
As a non-ionic surfactant, hydroxyethyl cellulose for sale has the following properties in addition to thickening, suspension, adhesion, emulsification, film formation, dispersion, water retention, and protection:
1. Hydroxyethyl cellulose(HEC) is soluble in hot or cold water and does not precipitate at high temperature or boiling, giving it a wide range of solubility and viscosity characteristics, in other words, non-thermal gelatinizing.
2. It can coexist with a wide range of other water-soluble polymers, surfactants, and salts. It is an excellent colloidal thickener with a high concentration electrolyte solution.
3. The water retention capacity of HEC is twice higher than that of methylcellulose, which has better flow regulation.
4.HEC cellulose has stable viscosity and good anti-mildew performance, which can provide enough storage time for coating and effectively prevent settling of pigment and filler. So that the coating in the construction of better leveling performance.
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